UCL Computer Science


Research centres

UCL Computer Science is a member of several large scale interdisciplinary teams established by UCL and across institutions, taking advantage of collaborative, interdisciplinary strengths.
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The Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics

The Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics is a collaboration between UCL and Birkbeck College. Research at the Centre span disciplines such as protein structure prediction and classification, genomic and transcriptomic data analysis, statistical genetics and systems biology.

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The Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) pioneers an emerging field that brings together statistics, the recent extensive advances in theoretically well-founded machine learning, and links with a broad range of application areas drawn from across UCL, including astrophysics and biological sciences.

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UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is a multidisciplinary field, undertaking research at the intersection of digital technologies and humanities. It aims to produce applications and models that make possible new kinds of research, both in the humanities disciplines and in computer science and its allied technologies. 

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UCL Centre for Inverse Problems

Inverse Problems (IP) is a growth area in mathematics. lt is cross-disciplinary both within mathematics, encompassing aspects of pure, applied and statistics, and across subjects such as physical sciences, engineering and biology.

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CoMPLEX brings together life and medical scientists with mathematicians, physical scientists, computer scientists and engineers to tackle the challenges arising from complexity in biology and medicine.

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The Centre for Medical Image Computing tackles key medical challenges facing 21st century society, and performs world-leading research on medical imaging, image-analysis problems and applications.

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The Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing (CREST) at UCL builds on the three foundations of Program Dependence, Information Theory and Optimisation Algorithms. We develop ways to analyse, understand and improve software, with applications throughout the spectrum of software development activities.

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Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub)

Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world. Operational in 35 countries, we've reached 21 million people since launching in 2016.

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London Centre for Nanotechnology

The London Centre for Nanotechnology is a UK-based multidisciplinary enterprise operating at the forefront of science and technology. Our purpose is to solve global problems in information processing, healthcare, energy and environment through the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence

The AI Centre carries out foundational research in AI. The core aim is to create new AI technologies and advise on the use of AI in science, industry and society. The Centre brings together researchers from across Computer Science with a shared interest in fundamental AI challenges.


UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC)

UCLIC is a world leading Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction teaching and research. We study interactions between people and technology, draw on the best scientific traditions, and work collaboratively with the research community and industry.

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UCL Quantum Technologies

The UCL Quantum Science & Technology Institute (UCLQ), inaugurated in May 2014, serves to coordinate and support research across the university across a range of departments and disciplines, helping to develop this fast-advancing field of research.

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UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) provides a cross-sectoral platform, which drives the adoption and integration of Blockchain and Distributed Ledge Technologies into our socio-economic system.

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Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)

The Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) combines the strength of engineering and clinical sciences at UCL to ensure that innovative engineering solutions are reaching the clinic. The research is being developed with a wide range of clinical applications in mind, including vascular, paediatric, ophthalmic, neurological and prostate surgical interventions.